Bismarck Mine

The Bismarck Mine is a silver and lead mine located in Jefferson county, Montana.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Bismarck Mine  

State:  Montana

County:  Jefferson


Commodity: Silver, Lead

Lat, Long: 46.3125, -112.13194

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Bismarck Mine MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Bismarck Mine


Primary: Silver
Primary: Lead
Secondary: Copper
Secondary: Zinc
Secondary: Gold


State: Montana
County: Jefferson
District: Amazon District

Land Status

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Type: Unknown


Owner Name: Haupt, Charles And Lillian
Home Office: Long Beach, Ca.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Past Producer
Operation Type: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Rocky Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Northern Rocky Mountains

Mineral Deposit Model

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Alteration Type: L
Alteration Text: Oxidation


Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Host Rock
Age Young: Late Cretaceous

Name: Quartz Monzonite
Role: Associated
Age Type: Associated Rock
Age Young: Pliocene

Analytical Data

Analytical Data: 0.25OZ/TON AU, 19.0 OZ/TON AG, 8.9% PB, 6.4% ZN, SMALL AMOUNT CU.


Ore: Sericite
Ore: Gold
Ore: Galena
Ore: Sphalerite
Gangue: Quartz


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Reference (Production): MBMG BULL 16, P. 98.

Reference (Deposit): CONSV. DIV. COMP. DATE, 11-24-1971

Reference (Deposit): USGS PP 428, P. 49-50, 53, 89.

Reference (Deposit): MBMG BULL 16, P. 21, 98.

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